Your gums are the pink, cushion-like sections of your smile that hold your teeth in place, and it is very important that you take care of them on a daily basis. If you do not care for your gums every day, there is a high chance that you could become a victim of gum disease, which is a painful and unfortunate disease that results in tooth loss if left untreated. So, we encourage you to care for your gums by doing the following:
Brushing your teeth
If you brush your teeth at least twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush, the plaque that resides on your teeth will be cleaned, which will help prevent the oral disease. When plaque is allowed to live on your smile, it continues to grow and irritate your gums. If it’s left untreated, the problem can progress into the further stages of the disease, which are periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.
Flossing your teeth
Flossing also removes the plaque from your smile, especially the plaque that lives between your teeth. This is a great way to reduce the chances of irritating the gums and developing gingivitis, which is the first stage of the oral disease. You should floss at least once a day.
Rinsing your mouth
If you rinse your mouth at least once a day with anti-gingivitis mouthwash, your oral cavity will be deeply cleaned and the plaque and bacteria in your mouth will be destroyed. This is also a great way to nourish and strengthen your teeth and gums to prevent major dental issues.
Visiting the dentist
It is very important that you attend your dental cleanings and checkups every six months. At your appointments, the dentist or hygienist will deeply clean your smile by scraping all of the plaque off your teeth. These appointments are the only solution to completely removing the plaque from your teeth, which is why they are vital if you wish to have strong and healthy gums.
Call our office now if you’d like more tips on caring for your gums. We are more than happy to help you have the best oral health possible!